Archive for September 26th, 2020

In California, Windy, Dry Weather Expected To Bring 'Critical' Fire Conditions

US & World | | September 26 2020, 7:40 PM

The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings throughout parts of the state. Cal Fire says winds and low humidity are expected to exacerbate fire conditions and drive up temperatures.

As Election Nears, Trump Expands Moratorium On Exploratory Drilling In Atlantic

Environment & Science | | September 26 2020, 7:20 PM

The move extends a moratorium Trump imposed earlier this month. The oil industry opposes the move. Trump's detractors say Trump is playing politics ahead of a close election battle.

COVID-19 Daily Cases On The Rise In Nearly Half Of U.S. States

US & World | | September 26 2020, 6:00 PM

The U.S. reported more than 55,000 infections Friday, pushing the total number of cases to more than 7 million. Some two dozen states saw new cases continue to rise this past week.

NASA Astronaut Will Vote From Space

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 26 2020, 12:20 PM

Astronauts have been able to cast ballots from above since the Texas legislature gave its blessing in 1997. "It's critical to participate in our democracy," NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said.

A 'Supreme' Fight For America Begins Now

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 26 2020, 6:20 AM

President Trump's move to replace the late-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court has triggered a fight for the direction the country with just weeks to go until Election Day.

Trump Set To Formally Announce His Supreme Court Nominee

Politics | | September 26 2020, 6:00 AM

Republicans expect the president to select Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his choice to take Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat, a source tells NPR. Watch the official announcement at 5 p.m. ET.

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